Camarillo, CA December 11, 2015 – For the 620 children and families Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families serves each day the holiday season can be a challenging time. To help ease the stress of their difficult circumstances, Casa Pacifica collects holiday gifts for children living on Casa Pacifica’s campus, for transition aged youth, alumni and their families, as well as family baskets that include basic needs such as towels, bed linens, kitchen utensils, and gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations, fast food, or Target for the children and families receiving Casa Pacifica’s services in the community. Wish lists provided by the children and families are available online at cpkidswishes.org, or people may call 1-877-445-WISH (9474) to request a child’s or family’s wish list. In addition, Casa Pacifica’s Dove Ornaments program provides businesses and groups the opportunity to collect children’s wished-for presents by ordering a number of dove ornaments (each listing a child, their age, and gift wish) to be displayed at their workplace. Workers, clients, shoppers, etc. can take ornaments, buy the hoped-for presents, and then drop them off to the business, which later delivers the gifts to Casa Pacifica for the children.
Casa Pacifica is grateful for all donations that are given – whether donating cash, merchandise, gift certificates, gift cards, or by sponsoring the specific children’s or families’ wish lists. These presents make a world of difference to children and families struggling through hard times and help to bring them hope for the future, and a little holiday joy and magic for the present moment. Please call 1-877-445-WISH (9474) if you have any questions or to donate this holiday season to Casa Pacifica’s children and families.
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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.